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Mr. Alan W.

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"Hi! I'm enthusiastic about helping young people become outstanding students by assisting with writing skills and tutoring in math and physics. I'm most interested in improving reasoning and communication skills essential for academic success. I prefer to work with families and students who value education; I'm not so interested in assisting someone whose only concern is passing tomorrow's test. A student more...

"Hi! I'm enthusiastic about helping young people become outstanding students by assisting with writing skills and tutoring in math and physics. I'm most interested in improving reasoning and communication skills essential for academic success. I prefer to work with families and students who value education; I'm not so interested in assisting someone whose only concern is passing tomorrow's test. A student who insists on simply being told the steps to solve a particular homework problem, who is unwilling to take time to understand underlying principles, should choose another tutor.

I have a lifelong interest in education and a track record of academic success including undergraduate work at Reed College and graduate work at Oxford University and U.C. Berkeley (where I received a Ph.D. in Philosophy and an MBA). I have experience teaching college students and assisting my two daughters with middle school and high school courses. I also have excellent standardized test expertise and experience, including authoring test preparation course materials. I received top scores on the SAT (792 verbal, 800 math), and on the GRE and GMAT. I offer coaching that improves thinking skills needed for superlative test performance, such as ability to use shortcuts to find answers instead of performing much more time-consuming calculations.

I prefer working with a limited number of students who are serious about academic excellence. I'm glad to arrange a reduced rate for those with financial constraints." less...

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fee: $145 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 15 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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Education and Qualifications

certified: Alan W. is a certified tutor

Reed, Philosophy

UC Berkeley, PhD

UC Berkeley, MBA

Palo Alto, CA 94303

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - Algebra 2 - Calculus - Vocabulary - Grammar - Geometry - Physics - Prealgebra - Precalculus - Reading - Trigonometry - Writing - Statistics - Java - English - SAT Math - Literature - GRE - Proofreading - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - Physical Science - Probability - PSAT - ACT Math - Discrete Math - C - Computer Programming - Linear Algebra - Linux - Logic - UNIX